Taking a look at food supply chains in South Africa during the lockdown.
And why development funders should listen to smallholder farmers
Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
Australia's farmers may not be able to do without foreign workers coming into the country.
Small-scale farmers are likely to be hit hard if open-air markets close due to coronavirus fears. This could have a longer-term impact on the food supply chain.
With people panic buying and supermarket shelves empty, the country's ability to feed itself is being tested.
South Africa is already an established player in global fruit exports, especially citrus. But it has failed to take full advantage of the rise in demand for other fruits.
Understanding rural household aspirations and taking them seriously in development planning could offer great potential in shaping the future of rural spaces.
We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.
Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
Smallholder avocado farmers in Kenya face several barriers to participating in export markets.
The world’s millions of indigenous people play a critical role in conserving biodiversity.
Golden Rice – a controversial genetically modified product designed to combat malnutrition – has been approved as safe in the Philippines. But key questions remain unanswered.
Storing more carbon in soil helps slow climate change and makes croplands more productive. But there are two kinds of soil carbon that are both important, but function very differently.
Healthy food is fresh food and it needs to be made affordable for everyone.
The sustainability of African agriculture is critical to the continent’s food security and for maintaining agriculture’s contribution to Africa’s rural communities and national economies
The recent bushfire horror exposed fundamental flaws in the way we treat the land. First Peoples know the way out of this ecological crisis – if only Australia would listen.
We all need to eat. Experts imagine how the next agricultural revolution can feed us while fighting climate change and habitat destruction, instead of accelerating it.
Through genetic detective work, scientists have identified missing links in the tomato’s evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today.